Best gardens in Des Moines

Check out the top gardens in Des Moines, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Reiman Gardens
1. Reiman Gardens
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8 local reviews
1407 S University Blvd, Ames
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 515-294-2710
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Jackie
Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens…
Barbara And Larry
Beautiful flowers, sculptures, and an annual artistic theme. Butterfly garden and tropical garden. Relaxing…
Joel
Beautiful gardens kept up by Iowa State University. Also butterfly gardens, a botanical center, and gift shop…
1. Reiman Gardens
1. Reiman Gardens
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8 local reviews
1407 S University Blvd, Ames
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 515-294-2710
Jackie
Jackie
Enchanting, 17-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally
Barbara And Larry
Barbara And Larry
Beautiful flowers, sculptures, and an annual artistic theme. Butterfly garden and tropical garden. Relaxing and interesting!
Joel
Joel
Beautiful gardens kept up by Iowa State University. Also butterfly gardens, a botanical center, and gift shop.
2. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
2. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
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10 local reviews
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 515-323-6290
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Michelle
Beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens with gift store and restaurant. Accessible along River Walk and by…
Jarrod & Jerah
Enjoy the indoor and outdoor gardens year round. Situated along the beautiful Des Moines River Walk/Trail.
Dat & Alan
Tropical and temperate gardens make Iowa Botanical Garden an oasis in the heart of downtown Des Moines.
2. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
2. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
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10 local reviews
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 515-323-6290
Michelle
Michelle
Beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens with gift store and restaurant. Accessible along River Walk and by bicycle.
Jarrod & Jerah
Jarrod & Jerah
Enjoy the indoor and outdoor gardens year round. Situated along the beautiful Des Moines River Walk/Trail.
Dat & Alan
Dat & Alan
Tropical and temperate gardens make Iowa Botanical Garden an oasis in the heart of downtown Des Moines.
3. Des Moines Art Center
3. Des Moines Art Center
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28 local reviews
4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 515-277-4405
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Elizabeth
Free and a nice afternoon inside. There is also a rose garden outside that is beautiful in the spring and…
Dat & Alan
Beautiful building. Small but impressive art collection. Enjoy outdoor garden!
Desarae
Beautiful rose garden, amazing restaurant, and free days.
3. Des Moines Art Center
3. Des Moines Art Center
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28 local reviews
4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 515-277-4405
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
Free and a nice afternoon inside. There is also a rose garden outside that is beautiful in the spring and summer.
Dat & Alan
Dat & Alan
Beautiful building. Small but impressive art collection. Enjoy outdoor garden!
Desarae
Desarae
Beautiful rose garden, amazing restaurant, and free days.
4. Pappajohn Sculpture Park
4. Pappajohn Sculpture Park
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25 local reviews
1330 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 515-237-1386
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Cat
World-class sculpture garden with some seriously impressive pieces. It's a long walk (45 minutes) from our…
Nick
Park housing a sculpture garden, dedicated chess & picnic tables, the Central Library & more.
Debbie & Cole
A free walking park housing a sculpture garden, dedicated chess & picnic tables.
4. Pappajohn Sculpture Park
4. Pappajohn Sculpture Park
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25 local reviews
1330 Grand Avenue, Des Moines
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 515-237-1386
Cat
Cat
World-class sculpture garden with some seriously impressive pieces. It's a long walk (45 minutes) from our place, or a short bike- or…
Nick
Nick
Park housing a sculpture garden, dedicated chess & picnic tables, the Central Library & more.
Debbie & Cole
Debbie & Cole
A free walking park housing a sculpture garden, dedicated chess & picnic tables.
5. The Wallace Centers of Iowa
5. The Wallace Centers of Iowa
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3 local reviews
756 16th Street, Des Moines
+1 515-243-7063
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Dat & Alan
The restaurant using the home grown vegetables from the Wallace green house and garden. Delicious meals! More…
5. The Wallace Centers of Iowa
5. The Wallace Centers of Iowa
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3 local reviews
756 16th Street, Des Moines
+1 515-243-7063
Dat & Alan
Dat & Alan
The restaurant using the home grown vegetables from the Wallace green house and garden. Delicious meals! More than just a restaurant.
6. Greenwood/Ashworth Park
6. Greenwood/Ashworth Park
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6 local reviews
4500 Grand Ave, Des Moines
+1 515-237-1386
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Dat & Alan
Located be hide Art Center, the part has beautiful rose garden. Walk around or just sit down and relax...
6. Greenwood/Ashworth Park
6. Greenwood/Ashworth Park
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6 local reviews
4500 Grand Ave, Des Moines
+1 515-237-1386
Dat & Alan
Dat & Alan
Located be hide Art Center, the part has beautiful rose garden. Walk around or just sit down and relax...